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Basic question from a newbie
When building the fuselage of a ww2 bomber (eg lanc / halifax ect) is it better to add the turrets then mask well including the guns or to add them afterwards? Considering the likely work required on sanding down I think it would be better to add the turrets afterwards - even after the painting.
What are your thoughts?
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Alan,a big welcome to you and lets see if we can answer your question to assist you,firstly most of the kits I know tend to trap the turrets between the fuselage halves,this does bring with it its own problems in so much as sanding carefully between the delicate turrets is a tricky operation,I personally think the better route to go is to add the turrets at a later stage in the construction ie when the fuselage has been fully sanded and filled,if you want them to rotate then you will need to do a bit of pre planning by making a 'revolving' base for the turrets,this could simply be made up from a couple of discs of plastikard trapped between another thicker disc of plastic,this would revolve within some home made mountings,sounds complicated but it is not and could easily be built as a module early on.
If you do not care for gimmicky revolving bits then simply glue the turrets into place after the basic construction sequence.
I hope this helps you in deciding the build sequence best suited to yourself.
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